How was your experience with Gary Jones at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center?
First time we met he told me I was the "best case scenario" only issue seemed to be blocked tubes. Everything-testing, medications, procedures went as described. Had a successful fresh transfer of 2 embryos and a successful transfer of a frozen embryo 2 years later. Always professional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Jones at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center?
I felt he was a good doctor and we had 2 successful pregnancies with him. Scheduling appointments was not an issue.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Jones at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center?
I never felt rushed in appointments with him. He was always informative and answered all my questions. Good personality.
Describe the protocols Gary Jones used in your cycles at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Stimulation for egg retrieval. Had daily ultrasound and blood work. When my follicles were a certain size the retrieval was scheduled for the next day. Nothing was pre-planned, it was all based on how I was responding to the meds both times. I got 18 eggs at my retrieval, all fertilized, the best 2 were a fresh transfer day 3. 7 more embryos made it to day 5 and were frozen. I had one failed frozen cycle 2 years later-birth control, lupron and vaginal estrace. 2 months after that tried only oral estrace and had a successful frozen cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center.
Always called with every result, were very organized and always kept in close contact with my doctor for everything. Any question the would answer or get answered for me immediately. Very compassionate in a delicate situation.
Describe your experience with Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center.
Easy to make appointments with, early times available to work with work schedules. Always very clean and organized. Ultrasound techs were very kind and professional and informative. Office staff were always professional and helpful with scheduling. Everyone was beyond excited to see our children after they were born and asked us to send pictures. We always felt like we were more than just a number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Jones at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center.
$20,000 including medications, ultrasounds, retrieval and fresh transfer. About $4,000 (each transfer) for meds and transfer for the 2 frozen transfers. Only thing covered by insurance was lab draws and some of the ultrasounds.
Describe Gary Jones's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center.
On my first transfer, he recommended 2 be transferred for higher success rates, however, he gave the option to only transfer one. I had no complications with the pregnancy until I had premature rupture of membranes and my twins were born at 31 weeks. When we went for the frozen cycle, it was suggested to transfer only one embryo due to my previous preterm delivery although gave the option to transfer 2 if we wanted.